Last week we visited a country church about 20 miles from home. The parish of St. Augustine was founded in 1860 as a mission church from the Benedictine Abbey in Atchison, KS. The current church building was built in the early 1920s. There was once a parish school and rectory, but today those are both gone. It doesn’t appear that the town of Fidelity ever reached a great size as there are only a few houses there now.
I searched online for more information about the church and town, but this is all I could find. So I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Let’s take a little tour starting from the front door:
I love older churches like this one. It’s very similar to the one I grew up in. There are many churches like this in the Midwest built by European immigrants who missed the churches they had known when they were growing up “in the old country“.
Have you visited churches like this one, and if so where?